Packaging Innovation & Consultancy

With over 35 years of experience in specialist high stretch polymer engineering and a team of over 20 specialists, Petainer’s passion for delivering ground breaking innovation makes us the first choice in sustainable packaging development for regional and global brands.

Our diversified specialists include material scientists and engineers, injection and blow moulding experts, and brewer masters and dispense technologists; all of whom are inspired to deliver Petainer’s sustainability pledge to Zero wasteTM through design.  We are driven to create products that push the boundaries of accepted norms and dare to question why can’t plastic be functional and sustainable.

A major customer said, of Petainer, the following:

“As an organisation, we are constantly looking at innovation in order to reduce our capital expenditure. Petainer is agile and open to new opportunities – we are currently collaborating on an evolutionary keg product.”

Our recently opened Petainer Innovation Centre, located on Cranfield University’s technical campus allows us to develop close working relationships with academia to explore future technologies.  From Cranfield we work with our customers on business-critical projects, tapping into our cutting edge partners to bring our sustainable ideas to market.

In addition to the new innovation centre, we continue to grow our regional Development and Technical teams to support our customers ever changing market demands and provide rapid local support in areas including: Sweden, Germany, the Czech Republic, Russia and the United States.

Our approach

Innovation is a key part of our DNA and Economics is at the heart of every market-leading project we undertake. Economics ensures that we undertake only those projects that satisfy both an improvement in the environmental footprint, whilst at the same time adding value to the customer.

Our commitment to innovation is clearly seen in the products and markets we serve, the investments we make and the teams we invest in, including our dedicated Innovation facility on the Cranfield University campus, where we work with a number of ground-breaking institutions.

Petainer is not just a manufacturer of specialist sustainable packaging solutions, we also provide a range of consulting services.

Combining our business understanding and innovation to support customers’ growth, we bring together our expertise and experience with proprietary methodologies built up over many years as well as cutting-edge technologies that we or our partners are developing.

Our team of over 20 dedicated specialists, including polymer scientists, designers, injection and blow moulding specialists, as well as brewmasters and filling and dispense experts ensure that Petainer can provide a holistic full-service offering, covering

  • Material science and selection
    • Our dedicated polymer science team are focused on new materials, blending, processes and barriers. Not just utilising those available today but also conducting ground-breaking that is more, over the horizon
  • Product and solution design
    • Investments in the latest technology supports our team of design engineers, who work closely with our customers and ‘go to’ market commercial teams
  • Turnkey keg filling support and solutions
    • As the global leader in one-way kegging, we have a wealth of experience of blow and filling line technologies. As a result, we have a team of engineers that can support your in-house solution needs, providing a full turnkey service.
  • Blow moulding training packages
    • Our global blow moulding technologists are able to support customers in evaluating equipment, optimise processes and provide dedicated and focused training packages to meet the exacting requirements of our customers
  • Engineering and Quality audits
    • We provide blow moulding machine evaluations for customers, as well as reviews of quality systems, using our dedicated team of in-house specialists
  • Service support packages
    • Our dedicated experts will support you in combining elements of the above into tailored packages for your specific annual needs, including the continuous education and support of your staff
  • Full packaging audits and commercial evaluations, using our proprietary Packaging Evaluation Audit methodology   
    • Over many years we have developed the PEA methodology, which marries an in-depth review of your packaging requirements and assesses how we can use our Economic test to develop an optimal set of solutions to meet your market needs